Grants for organ disease organizations

600 organ disease nonprofits received at least $109.8 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,980 grants made from 1,351 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $815. Of these 1,351 foundations, 83% made just a single grant to organ disease orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more organ disease orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$109,845,011
Total grant dollars given to organ disease organizations
1,980
Number of grants made annually to organ disease organizations
1,351
Number of grantmakers funding organ disease organizations
$815
Median grant size to organ disease organizations

Foundations that support organ disease nonprofits

Out of all grants made to organ disease organizations, 82% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 97% of the dollar-value of grants to organ disease orgs. Foundations funding organ disease orgs also made grants to animal shelters, food banks, homeless shelters, religious organizations, and patient services organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,115
Medium
 
116
Large
 
118
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
27
Private
 
1,162
Corporate
 
74
Other
 
88

Grants made

Grants made to organ disease orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,133
2-3
 
177
4-10
 
27
11+
 
14

Top 10 foundations supporting organ disease nonprofits

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to organ disease orgsNumber of grants made to organ disease orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%52$130
Baird FoundationWINational0.5%51$50
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%24$300
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%24$291
Carmax FoundationVANational0.2%23$500
BaxterILNational0.0%20$50
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.1%17$1,495
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%15$1,000
The Columbus FoundationOHState0.1%14$5,000
Community Foundation of Greater Des MoinesIAState0.0%13$250

Organ disease nonprofits grantees

Organ disease organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 98% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 64% of all organ disease orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,970
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
10

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,651
$500k-$1M
 
$1,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,450
>$5M
 
$500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Texas
 
660
New York
 
186
Illinois
 
176
California
 
124
Other
 
834

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Dallas
 
645
New York City
 
257
Chicago
 
170
Washington DC
 
101
Other
 
784

Top 25 grants made to organ disease organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
The Foundation of The American Academy of Ophthalmology$30,893,678Book ValueAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
The Foundation of The American Academy of Ophthalmology$30,893,678Recorded Book ValueAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Massachusetts Eye and Ear$15,083,409Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Helen Keller International (HKI)$6,252,078Fhi 360
American Kidney Fund (AKF)$5,187,651Donation for General SupportDialysis Clinic
Sightsavers International$4,905,436Neglected Tropical DiseasesBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
HJF Medical Research International (HJFMRI)$4,892,806Research/subcontractEmory University
Massachusetts Eye and Ear$3,570,106TFR for Specific UsesFoundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Sightsavers International$2,594,057Neglected Tropical DiseasesBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Helen Keller International (HKI)$2,590,192NutritionBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carroll Center for the Blind$5,000General OperatingRockwell Foundation
Newview Oklahoma$5,000General SupportLove Meyer Family Foundation
Blind Children's Center$5,000Public Support of Organization MissionThe Stanley and Joyce Black Family FOUNDATION
Carroll Center for the Blind$5,000GeneralMarion L Decrow Foundation
Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind$5,000General OperatingSarah I Schieffelin Residuary Trust#
Federation Center of the Blind$5,000Adaptive Computer Training ProgramCassels Family Foundation
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries$5,000Unrestricted GeneralMary S Mulligan Charitable Trust
Lighthouse of Pinellas$5,000Education and TrainingJames P Gills Foundation
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
Occupaws Guide Dog Association$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
Sight Savers of America$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
Ski for Light$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
Blinded Veterans Association$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
Braille Institute of America$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
National Society to Prevent Blindness / Prevent Blindness America$5,000Aid for BlindDelta Gamma Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Organ disease organizations" category for this page is determined by the "G40: Diseases of Specific Organs" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.